Behold Zen Thor in new “Thor: Love and Thunder” Image
How do you know people are fired up for Taika Waititi’s upcoming Thor sequel Thor: Love and Thunder? The teaser for Love and Thunder racked up more than 209 million views in the first 24-hours. That’s a lot of eyeballs checking out Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as he tries to forge an entirely new path. What does this new Thor want? Peace. Love. Harmony. Now, a new image provided by Marvel shows us just how seriously Thor is taking his vision quest towards enlightenment. Just look at the blissed-out expression, that comfortable, humble robe—he’s the picture of a man whose present. Here’s the problem for Thor—there are other people who won’t let him have his peace, and they are legion, and they’re lunatics. “These hands were once used for battle,” Thor said in comic overstatement in the teaser, “now they’re but humble tools for peace.” Yeah, let’s see how this works out for our favorite God of Thunder.
As you likely know by now, Thor’s peaceful intentions are scrambled by a psychopath called Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) who has designs on taking down all the gods, everywhere. Doesn’t sound like something Thor can sit out. Then there’s also the massive reveal of Thor’s old flame, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) now wielding Mjolnir and calling herself the Mighty Thor. Talk about a shock to Thor’s system, but the big guy will need to get over it, get over himself, and join Jane to try to take down the God Butcher before it’s too late.
For now, however, it’s nice to imagine a mellow Thor raising crops, practicing meditation, and just being. It won’t last, but you can’t blame the guy for trying. It’s been a stressful few millennia for the God of Thunder.
Thor: Love and Thunder booms into theaters on July 8. Returning champions also include Tessa Thompson as King Valkryie, Waititi himself playing Korg, and Russell Crowe playing Zeus.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Love and Thunder” finds the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But Thor’s retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late. Directed by Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Jojo Rabbit”) and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum, “Thor: Love and Thunder” opens in U.S. theaters July 8, 2022.
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Featured image: Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Marvel Studios’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER. Photo by Jasin Boland. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.